The Genius Loci Weimar Festival has recently opened submissions for its 2016 Video Mapping and Facade Projection Competition, inviting visual artists around the world to submit their concept ideas.
Submitted concepts will be displayed in a public exhibition in Weimar, Germany in spring 2016. The best projects will be chosen, among other means, with the help of an audience vote.
Each of the three best submissions will be awarded a budget of 15,000 Euro for the creation of a 10-15 minute long high-resolution audio-visual production, to be presented in the form of video mapping on the respective locations during the Festival weekend (12 to 14 August 2016).
The key requirements for the Genius Loci Weimar competition are:
- An innovative composition in the form of an audio-visual video mapping, with particular observance paid to the Genius Loci.
- An individual, original and sophisticated handling of the spirit of the location with respect to history and architecture, as well as to the people who were active there and who have influenced the surroundings, and to historical events that have left visible or invisible traces.
- The conscious omission of erratic gimmickry and showmanship, intrusive clichés and careless historical retelling.
The competition is open for individual and group submissions.